Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off the coast of Colombia

May 20, 2015 8:21 PM

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BOGOTA A plane en route from Venezuela and loaded with cocaine crashed into the Caribbean Sea while being pursued by the Colombian air force, officials said on Wednesday.

The unidentified body of a man, found with a Mexican passport, was among the wreckage of the plane, which crashed into the sea off Colombia's northern coast, the air force said in a statement. The amount of cocaine onboard was not yet known.

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